Slow Food Hawai’i Annual Meeting
This year our annual meeting will be held at Big Island Bee’s new museum and tasting room in Kealakekua. We learned so much at the Bee the Change event and we want to keep the buzz on bees going! This is a beautiful place right near Kealakekua Bay and an opportunity to learn more about the history and modern day methods of bee keeping and honey production.
The meeting will be short and is open to all Slow Food members. It will be followed by a glorious Slow Food Potluck Brunch, so bring a dish to share with a crowd. We encourage you to use honey or something that bees pollinate in your dish, and maybe even something you grew! You don’t need to be a member to attend this fun event. Not sure if you are still a member or not? We will have a current membership list to check it out.
As always, please bring your own plates, utensils, napkins and serving spoons.
When: Sunday February 24th, 10am-1pm
Where: Big Island Bees Museum and Tasting room in Kealakekua
Follow this link for directions: http://www.bigislandbees.com/museum.php
Free Community Workshops at Mala’ai
The beautiful school garden at Waimea middle school will be hosting a few workshops over the next few months that are free and open to the public.
Cooking From our Island 02/23/13 9am-12pm
Featuring Chef Maria Peterson and Chef Dan Bobo with his wife Clare, come to Mala`ai and harvest and cook from the garden. Tastings will be offered, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make some yummy food straight from your garden or Farmer’s Market.
Worm Composting for Delicious Home Produce03/16/13 9am-12pm Join us for an educational look at vermiculture, or worm composting. It’s easy and fun to do and this simple activity will help you grow your dream vegetables!
The Puna ‘Ulu Festival—‘Ulu A Me Niu
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9 am – 3 pm at Ho‘oulu Lāhui, the site of Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School at Pū‘āla‘a, adjacent to the ‘Āhalanui County Park warm ponds in Puna. The event is free and open to the public. The Puna ‘Ulu Festival—‘Ulu A Me Niu will celebrate ‘ulu (breadfruit) and niu (coconut) with a cooking contest, breadfruit trees and coconut palm trees for sale, presentations, keiki activities, cultural demonstrations, music all day and local food featuring breadfruit and coconut. The buffet lunch will feature gourmet dishes by Casey Halpren of Café Pesto, Kanoa Miura of Aloha Mondays, Mark Noguchi of Pili Hawaii and Taste, Clare and Dan Bobo of Island Thyme Gourmet and Slow Food Hawai‘i. The menu includes Fried ‘Ulu Croquettes, Braised Big Island Beef, Vegetable Curry, Heart of Palm Slaw with Coconut Mayo and ‘Ulu Chocolate Cookies. More at http://www.breadfruit .info or call 965-5098
(Speaking of Ulu, there’s a terrific cookbook out there called Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu Cookbook that many of our Slow Food Hawai’i friends had a hand in producing. It’s full of easy to understand tips and recipes for using breadfruit and includes beautiful pictures for even more guidance. It’s available on Amazon! Great job Andrea Dean, Dana Shapiro, Craig Elevitch and Sonia Martinez to name a few. It’s truly a Big Island production!)